Trying my best not to begin this blog like Dashiell Hammett, I will say there was a morning last week when the fog lay over the land like a linen shirt, each block of the weave holding droplets of water that appeared in front of my eyes as the sun tried to make an appearance. Fred was the first one to see a spider web, a cup holding individual droplets of water on each strand. It was extraordinary. As we walked, we saw more and more. They were literally everywhere, each a jewel. I went back to the house and grabbed my camera in haste. The sun was about to emerge and remove the droplets. There was no time to lose. These are some of the results.
You can see the droplets on every portion of the web, including the long structural elements that give the appearance of a suspension bridge.
A detail of the web of life
Of course, a blog including photographs of webs at this time of year would be incomplete without a photograph of the largest spider on the move in our area, the tarantula. This one was definitely on a mission!
until next Monday,
a passion for image